ABN Update

June, 2017

It is time to update your Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN). This important form issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is used to communicate with patients about services for which Medicare payment is expected to be denied. The changes as of June 21, 2017 include a new expiration date on the document (March 2020), as well as information for patients about their rights to non-discrimination practices. The form also includes information about requesting the ABN in an alternative format. Learn more about changes and download the new forms in English and Spanish here.


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